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Compares the U.S. health system to those of twelve OECD countries based on measures of spending; physician supply and visits; utilization, supply, and prices of drugs and diagnostic imaging; and performance. Examines the causes of high U.S. spending.
Outlines how the German and Dutch systems offer universal coverage via competing insurance plans and promote effective and efficient care. Highlights insurance exchanges, multipayer policies and group purchasing, information systems, and public reporting.
Rockefeller Archive Center;
My project seeks to reconstruct and explain to what extent and how U.S. foundations strove to further democratic values and practices in West German academia. It also assesses the impact of these American initiatives on the consolidation of West German democracy beyond its institutional framework and its constitutional foundation, the Basic Law. In particular, the Rockefeller and Ford foundations attempted to ingrain values that were amenable to a vibrant, pluralist civil society into West Germany's community of scholars. Beyond exploring the relationship between philanthropy and democracy, the project seeks to reassess concepts of "Americanization." This process is to be conceived of as an ensemble of non-linear, multilateral, selective and thus limited appropriations according to the needs of the receiving society. This complex relationship has been underestimated in research, not least by advocates of diffusion theory that highlight the preconditions of transfers, but underestimate "the autonomy of the receiving subject as well as the bilateral character of transatlantic communication."
Rockefeller Archive Center;
The research period that I spent at the Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC), generously supported by a RAC Grant-In-Aid, provided important information toward the completion of my dissertation on "Conceptions of Civil Society during the Weimar Republic: Civil Discourse, Leadership Principle, and People's Community." The files I have consulted at the RAC complement the material I have already analyzed at the Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin, Germany) on the "German College for Politics," (Deutsche Hochschule für Politik or DHfP) which was supported by the Laura Spelmann Rockefeller Memorial (LSRM) and the Rockefeller Foundation (RF) in the inter-war period. I will be able to fully evaluate the implications of the records of the RAC once I complete the investigation of additional archival material from other German archives -- Staatsbibliothek Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Landesarchiv Berlin, and Deutsches Bundesarchiv.
Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen;
Study exploring how German foundations deal with mistakes in practical terms, the culture among German foundations for addressing errors, and the particular challenges foundations face in this area.
Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen;
The members of the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen e.V./Association of German foundations approved the principles of good foundation practice at their May 11th 2006 Annual General Assembly. The document is composed of a short introduction and two main parts. Part one clarifies that the principles are aimed at public benefit foundations. The second part contains the principles of good foundation practice, which are divided into two subsections: Section one deals with responsibilities of the people who act for the foundation and section two addresses potential conflicts of interest.
This document describes the legal and fiscal framework which encourages cultural philanthropy in Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Switzerland. It analyses this fiscal legislation as well as the financial impact on the income of private persons and organisations who make donations.
Open Society Foundations;
This report has been published in the framework of the Equality Data Initiative (EDI), which aims to develop research on, and increase awareness of, the need for data regarding specific minority groups in the European Union.
Reliable data is needed to ensure equality and actively fight discrimination. Data does this by measuring inequalities and allowing the development of positive solutions to inequality such as targeted social policies. Data also allows us to monitor whether these measures work.
The Equality Data Initiative (EDI), initiated by the Open Society Foundations, is implemented in collaboration with the Migration Policy Group and the European Network Against Racism. Its goal is to enhance the measurability of (in)equality for groups at risk of discrimination.
Robert Bosch Stiftung;
The Allensbach Institute conducted a representative survey on behalf of the Robert Bosch Stiftung on the general public's perceptions, attitudes, and experiences with regard to the asylum seekers and asylum in general.
Every day the media reports on humanitarian catastrophes and on the flood of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other crisis-stricken areas of the world. Despite the media's current extreme focus on this issue, wide swaths of the population do not pay it any mind. Up until now, the situation and status of those seeking asylum in Germany have rarely been analyzed scientifically, and the information available is incomplete.
The Robert Bosch Stiftung would like to help fill in the gaps and, as such, has commissioned additional studies in response to the survey. Comparing this to data from the Allensbach Institute's archives made it possible to illustrate changes over a period of 20 or 30 years when presenting the results.
A total of 1,503 people aged 16 years and older were personally questioned between May 28 and June 13, 2014, within the scope of a representative survey.
When evaluating the results, one positive finding was that 66 percent of the participants stated that they could see themselves personally supporting asylum seekers, such as through clothing and food donations or volunteer work. A total of 42 percent of the population view closer contact with asylum seekers as interesting.
The key findings are summarized in this online publication.
L'Observatoire de la Fondation de France;
This document presents the philanthropic landscape in Europe. Ten countries are considered. Individual giving as well as the foundation sector are considered. It includes statistical data, and comparisons with US philanthropic sector.